This past Sunday’s breakfast had an abundant outlay of food, but, unfortunately, very few folk to enjoy it. Many regulars were thoroughly missed but, understandably, the great spring seeding weather kept their noses to the grindstone. Others were no doubt enjoying the fine day and taking part in other family activities, as were Art and I.
It was our pleasure to attend the Viking Beef 4-H Club’s Achievement Day, where we watched two of our grandchildren show their livestock. We were very proud of how both grandchildren did, but we did hear a rather humorous story from the Viking Grandpa which begs to be shared. Our two grandchildren, Gracie (fourth year 4-H member) and Barrett (first year member), both had calves they were feeding and training in preparation for their achievement day and sale. During the winter, the youngsters had a system in place where Gracie fed the calves one day and Barrett fed them the next day. Viking Grandpa came along one day when it was Barrett’s turn to feed the calves. Viking Grandpa observed that Barrett had put the feed out, but was shooing Gracie’s calf away. Viking Grandpa questioned Barrett about what he was doing and Barrett responded, “I want my calf to eat more – I want him to be fatter than Gracie’s calf!” Lesson to be learned: Do not underestimate your smaller brother – he can find ways to get even.
Here are several dates that you might want to mark on your calendar. This Sunday, May 8, is the day to go to Delia to help Charlie Thompson celebrate his 90th milestone birthday at the Delia Drop In Center from 2:00-4:00 pm.
The Craigmyle Historic Society will be holding its annual general meeting on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 pm in the church basement. All are welcome to attend this meeting.
The next Craigmyle pancake breakfast will be held on June 5. By then seeding should be finished and, hopefully, our regulars will be back for the last breakfast until the fall.
The Delia Library has a number of events planned that readers might be interested in. The good news is that there is no charge attached to these events, but you need to call the library (364-3777) in advance and register. younger, Pruning for Homeowners - covers the what, where, when, why and how of pruning trees and shrubs. Suitable for both new and experienced pruners. and 3D Printer Certification Workshop - where attendees will learn to design simple 3D objects and obtain printer certification to use the Delia Library 3D printer. Pre-register by May 5. from a Naturopathic Perspective - features a naturopathic doctor who will explain how environment, food, stress and exercise can cause women to be out of balance with their own cycles and what natural medicine can do to restore good hormone health. Key Poses - breaks down the five most common poses you will see in a yoga class. - gives you seven simple steps to put you on a path of achieving your personal and professional success.
Birthday greetings go out this week to Mike Meyers on May 6; Heather Stern and Charlie Thompson on May 7; Mark Hunter on May 10 and Ken Morlock on May 12. Have a great day!